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    NEW YORK NOTES: Here's to the Ladies... and the Gents - Broadway's wealth of roles is non-gender-specific this season.

    So far this New York season, we've seen numerous outstanding performances by actresses. Add Linda Lavin in Charles Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; Cherry Jones in Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, Veanne Cox in Nicky Silver's The Altruists, and Eileen ...

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    Equity, Troika Still Negotiating "Jolson" Contract

    Actors' Equity has taken the unusual step of using the media to caution members who are negotiating for work on the tour of "Jolson" with the non-Equity-affiliated Troika

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    72nd Oscars "Beauty"-fied: Dark Drama Wins Five; Spacey, Swank Soar

    "Beauty" was more than skin deep at the 72nd annual Academy Awards, presented on Sun., March 26 in a ceremony telecast by ABC. "American Beauty," the dark drama of a dysfunctional suburban family, copped a total of five Oscars including Best Picture, Actor (Kevin Spacey, taking his second Golden Guy ...

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    Actors Due for a Hike

    Union dues paid by members of SAG and AFTRA will be going up significantly next year, whether or not the two unions consummate their proposed merger, and many performers will be paying higher dues if the merger is defeated, according to the latest pro-merger bulletin put out by leaders of ...

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    Script Deadlines

    The Turnip Theatre Company is now accepting submissions for its 5th Annual 15 Minute Play Festival, which runs Feb. 320, 1999. Submissions must be typed, no longer than 15 pages, and postmarked no later than Nov. 1. Winners will be notified by Dec. 15. Send your submissions to Turnip Theatre ...

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    Auditions at a Glance

    In order to help Back Stage readers better manage their time, we're providing this day-to-day calendar of walk-in auditions for the coming week.. Complete details appear on the pages indicated. For all mail-in, by appointment, and future casting, refer to the casting pages beginning below.

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    LETTERS

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    CORRECTION

    In last week's review of The Gingham Dog at the Actor's Circle Theatre (BSW, 5/25/00), the critic cited the wrong actress, Dawn Hillman, for the role of Barbara. The role was played on the night reviewed by Hillman's understudy, Brittany

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    "ROOFTOP CHARACTERS"

    Melanie Melnyk (dir.) is accepting submissions for Rooftop Characters, a video for LMU about Harry Potter meeting Peter Pan. Prod. Lisa Merz. Two-day shoot starts Feb. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.